Pietermaritzburg Man Dies after Being Mugged in Broad Daylight for Cell Phone

Pietermaritzburg Man Dies after Being Mugged in Broad Daylight for Cell Phone

  • Westley Dye was assaulted in broad daylight by at least two men who stabbed him and stole his phone
  • A woman who witnessed the attack said that he was stabbed at least two times and sadly no one rushed to his aid
  • Westley later died of his wounds in the hospital; a case of murder has been opened by the police

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PIETERMARITZBURG - Westley Dye was assaulted in broad daylight on Monday, 25 October in Pietermaritzburg. He was stabbed multiple times by alleged thieves.

The only thing taken from him was his cell phone, his mom later posted on Facebook that her son had died.

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Westley Dye sadly passed away following his assault. Photo credit: @Barbara Dye, @SAPoliceService
Source: Facebook

She called on any witnesses to come forward to help arrest the men who took her son's life.

The Witness reported that a woman did see the attack, she said it was traumatic for her and her seven-year-old grandson. She described how Westley was stabbed at least two times, once in the back and once in the stomach before the thieves fled with his cell phone.

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She pressed her hooter repeatedly to try and alert people but sadly no one came to Westley's aid.

Police spokesperson, Captain Kholeka Mhlongo has said that a case of murder had been opened.

Westley had gone to the hospital following the attack complaining of pain and sadly passed away.

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Source: Briefly News

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